Adam: I’ll get through form dip

Charlie Adam on a charge

Charlie Adam on a charge

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CHARLIE Adam admits he hasn’t played as well as he’d like in the last few games.

The Seasiders skipper has scored 11 goals this season and was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award but he said: “For the last few weeks I have been frustrated with the way I have played. I’ll openly admit I’ve not played as well as I think I could have.

“But the players have helped me, and if I keep trying to work as hard as I can, at least my workrate will help the team if other things don’t happen.”

Adam certainly didn’t seem his usual self against Stoke and the Scot added: “The way Stoke play made it difficult for us. We could never play the way we wanted to.

“We created but never did enough to merit getting a win. But we were happy with a point and results elsewhere went for us.”

On Saturday, Adam faces a Tottenham club that made a last-ditch bid to sign him on deadline day. He scored in Pool’s 3-1 win over Spurs in February – the last time the Seasiders won – and believes this game could be less difficult than Stoke.

“Maybe Spurs will suit us because they will attack and maybe we can break on the counter-attack,” the 25-year-old said.

“In the Championship we nicked a lot of 1-0 away wins. We know we’re going to get a good pitch, so we’ll be able to pass it, and with a bit of luck we can hopefully get a result. It’s the toss of a coin now.

“It is a 5.30 kick-off, so we will know what other teams have done and what we have to do. But at the end of the day, we’ve just got to win as many games as we can.”